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Greece says talks with lenders are continuing positively

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ATHENS - Greece sounded an upbeat tone on Sunday over talks with its European and IMF creditors, which it said were continuing through the weekend as the cash-strapped country races to agree on reforms that will unlock more aid.

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Greek PM Tsipras says he seeks no rift with Europe 28 Mar 2015

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that he sought no rift with Europe after his cash-strapped country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders in a bid to secure much-needed funds.

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Troika expects Greece to miss primary surplus target this year -Der Spiegel 28 Mar 2015

BERLIN - The three institutions or troika representing Greece's official creditors expect Athens could miss its goal of a primary budget surplus this year, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday citing a source within the group of lenders.

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Fitch cuts Greece's rating to 'CCC' on uncertainty over aid release 27 Mar 2015

ATHENS - Ratings agency Fitch on Friday cut Greece's credit rating to 'CCC' from 'B' saying lack of market access, tight liquidity and uncertainty over the timely release of aid from its official creditors are exerting pressure on government funding.

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Greek government denies finance minister's resignation 27 Mar 2015

ATHENS - Greece's outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is not planning to resign, two Greek government officials said on Friday, denying a report in Germany's Bild newspaper.

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Greece submits new list of reforms to unlock further aid 27 Mar 2015

ATHENS - Greece has sent its creditors a long-awaited list of reforms with a pledge to produce a small budget surplus this year in the hope that it will unlock badly needed cash, Greek government officials said on Friday. | Video

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Greece prepares reforms, eyes deal with euro zone next week 26 Mar 2015

ATHENS - Greece will present measures to boost tax revenues and encourage investors as part of a reforms list aimed at reaching a deal with lenders early next week to unlock aid, the government said on Thursday.

Greece maintains claim to 1.2 billion euros in euro zone bailout fund 26 Mar 2015

ATHENS - The head of Greece's bank rescue fund maintained on Thursday that Athens has a legal claim to 1.2 billion euros in the euro zone's bailout fund, a day after European officials rejected its request.

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Greece fails in bid for early cash release, reforms awaited 25 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS/ATHENS - Greece failed in a bid on Wednesday to secure a quick cash payment from the euro zone rescue fund to help stave off potential bankruptcy next month, raising pressure on Athens to deliver a convincing reform programme within days.

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Greek central banker optimistic on chances of debt deal 25 Mar 2015

LONDON - The chances of Greece doing a deal with its European creditors have grown since a meeting in Berlin this week, Greek central bank governor Yannis Stournaras said on Wednesday, adding that an exit from the euro would only bring his country more pain.